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You'll Never Have to Be on Guard with the FreezeGuard: The Waterproofing Product You Must Have for Winter Protection

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 by Holly Richards-Purpura


Just as buying a home is a significant investment, so is taking the proper measures to waterproof the living environment to ensure it will always be safe and dry.

Imagine you carefully designate funds to having quality basement waterproofing products installed in your home, but water is somehow still leaking into the basement. This is a frustrating, dangerous and costly scenario if the proper precautions are not taken. There could be a number of causes, but the most common source of seeping water in the wintertime is frozen and/or blocked discharge lines. Whether it is a sump pump discharge line or downspout lines, water that is being pumped out of or diverted away from the home has nowhere to go if it freezes inside the pipes or debris is clogging its exit.

After living in their house for two years, homeowners in Hilliard, OH, noticed their sump pump discharge line sustained damage from freezing during the previous winter. The exterior line was corroded and discolored, and the owners wondered if the line’s condition was affecting the older sump pump’s ability to function.

Homeowners in Caledonia, OH, recently moved into their house, and they noticed puddles on the floor from water seeping into the basement. Because they plan to make this house their longtime home, the owners wanted to take preventative measures so they would never have to worry about water in the basement.


Ohio Basement Authority’s many qualified and highly trained inspectors can diagnose a variety of issues due to water intrusion, and help homeowners address them before these problems become severe and costly. One of our many reliable basement waterproofing products our inspectors recommend to homeowners is the FreezeGuard Sump Pump Discharge Line System. Every house with a sump pump and sump pump discharge line needs this patented product.

When one of our trustworthy sump pump systems is installed in a home’s basement, the FreezeGuard is attached to the exterior discharge line just outside the home. The FreezeGuard fitting is specifically engineered with several perforations that allow water to escape from the pipe in case it freezes. During normal temperatures and conditions, water will automatically flow along its normal route through the discharge line and will not exit through the FreezeGuard.

Along with a sump pump upgrade, the homeowners with the damaged exterior discharge line in Hilliard were excited to have the existing drainage system replaced with more dependable materials. Being proactive also worked in the favor of homeowners in Caledonia. SafeDri Triple sump pumps were installed in both of these homes, which require two discharge lines. FreezeGuards were then installed on each line for optimal performance and protection.

The FreezeGuard has been tested and proven to be one of the very best waterproofing products on the market, and Ohio Basement Authority’s expert crews can install it for you to help you create a healthy and safe home!

Project Summary

Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority

Products Installed: FreezeGuard


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